Posts Tagged ‘Google Drive’
Ahead of I/O, Google triples GMail, Drive storage.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 14 May 2013 06:55 Written by LoganDX Tuesday, 14 May 2013 06:55
Let’s be honest, Google has been wicked awesome at the amount of storage they offer us for free. 5 GB to split among GMail, Google Drive and Google+ pics is pretty damn fair compared to the paltry 2 GB Dropbox serves its free users. Google clearly wants to stay waaaaaaaay ahead of the competition as they just tripled the amount of available cloud storage.
15 GB of cloud love is slowly rolling out for all of us that rely on the Google train. What’s even better is you can decide if you want an even split or if you want more space devoted to Google+. Maybe you don’t use Drive that much, you can just adjust the settings so you have more room for your cat photos in G+. Google Apps users are also seeing a bump up – from 25 GB to 30 GB.
Don’t forget, you can also purchase more space if you tend to be a storage hog. $5 a month will score you a 100 GB online storage shed while a Weasly measly 10 smackers a month can rent out a reception hall sized 200 GB.
Makes you wonder way, mere days before Google I/O, they pumped up the storage. Do they have some shenanigans ready for the annual developers conference? Stay tuned geeks, we’ll find out!
Kansas City gets Google Fiber, becomes object of jealous lust. [VIDEO]
Last Updated on Thursday, 26 July 2012 09:30 Written by LoganDX Thursday, 26 July 2012 09:30
Google started the hamsters in the drum, hereby kicking off their Google Fiber initiative. Can you say Gigabit per second internet access? Oh yeah but that’s not all we’re talking about! If you want to do a swell upgrade, you can add the Fiber TV to your entertainment experience. The TV will be a full fledged service, fully searchable and even adds in Netflix and YouTube. The DVR will be able to store 500 shows – in 1080p HD glory, will allow multiple TVs to stream at the same time with the option of future streaming to tablets.
The hardware running all of this is pretty slick – a four port gigabit router, rocking the Wifi; a TV box also loving the WiFi and the DVR popping with 2TB of storage and able to record up to eight(!) shows at once. Not content on browsing using a standard remote, Big G decided the only way to go is using the recently announced Nexus 7. Crikeys, that’s a lot of awesome tech delivering all that great Google.
Let’s talk pricing, the upfront costs might shock some. There’s a $300 “construction” fee to wire up a home with the fiber power, a fee currently being waived depending on the plan you pick. The TV + Gigabit internet will run a smooth $120, which includes all the fiber channels, on-demand goodies and 1TB of Google Drive space. Just want the internet faster than the Scarlet Speedster plus the Google Drive storage? $70 a month and it’s all yours. Content with slower speeds but want to get away from the other fellows? You can get free 5Mbps of speed, for a minimum of seven years, if you pay the aforementioned $300 construction fee. Great news is you can split that up in $25 monthly payments for a year.
Excited? You should be! Hit the break and watch a rather long video giving all the details you need. Now we wait for the rest of the country to become enslaved by our Google masters.
Google ready to take on Dropbox starting next month.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 27 March 2012 06:41 Written by LoganDX Tuesday, 27 March 2012 05:00
Dropbox may be the reigning king of cloud based storage but Google is rearing to plunk that shiny crown off its head! April is looking to be the month that Google Drive is floating into Android devices and PC’s, bringing 1GB of free storage, a dedicated version for Google Apps users and an API that would allow geeks using other apps to store content on Drive. Much like Dropbox, saved content would be accessible on Android units and PCs.
If Google is serious, they’re going to have to step up the storage space. Dropbox gives users 2GB gratis with the ability to earn more free space by doing things like referring friends or participating in projects like beta testing the camera upload feature. Short of doing that, Google may have settle with a comfortable coexistence with Dropbox.